Astrotheology: The Truth about Jesus Christ  and the New Testament


what are we to do with this "jesus christ"? my thoughts on jesus after 20 yrs of study no. 5




Well in this last article I felt it would be beneficial if we listened to what the scholars have to say about the "Jesus Story". Of special note will be comments regarding our last website on the subject of the Astrological and Astronomical Foundation of the "Jesus Story" and the Mythical Christ. We begin of course where it all started; in Africa.

Diorus Siculus, a Greek historian, born at Agyrium in Sicily, lived in the times of Julius Caesar and Augustus. From his own statements we learn that he travelled in Egypt between 60-57 B.C. and that he spent several years in Rome. The latest event mentioned by him belongs to the year 21 B.C. He asserts that he devoted thirty years to the composition of his history, and that he undertook frequent and dangerous journeys in prosecution of his historical researches. According to Diodorus, the Ethiopians were the earliest of civilized men, and that they colonized Egypt under the leadership of Osiris. Then the Egyptians diffused this Ethiopian culture to all parts of the world.

Answer for yourself: What should this tell us? It should alert us to the fact that the "Osiris Story" went into all the world and explains why so many of the world religions have parallels and overlaps with the "Osiris Story" and why Christianity mimics the "Osiris Story" with it own adaptation of it as found in the "Jesus Story". Of course within this "Osiris Story" is the "Horus Story" and this is more critical to our study since both Jesus and Horus is the Son of God. There is an interesting commentary on the latter statement by Dr. Churchward:

"Diodorus Siculus declares that the Egyptians claimed to have sent out colonies over the whole world in times of the remotest antiquity. They affirmed that they had not only taught the Babylonians astronomy, but that Belus and his subjects were a colony that went out of Egypt. This is also supported by the book of Genesis in the generations of Noah. He was greatly impressed with the assertions of the priests respecting the numerous emigrations, including the colonies of Babylon and Greece, but they named so many in diverse parts of the world that he shrank from recording them upon hearsay and word of mouth. He tells us that they had sacred books transmitted to them from ancient times in which the historical accounts were recorded and kept, and then handed on to their successors.... Thus we see that colonies went forth and settled in all parts of the world, leaving the proofs in language, myth, and the hieroglyphics, in religious rites. The symbolical customs and ceremonies in far off lands are still extant among races by whom they are no longer read or understood, but which can be read in Egypt" (Churchward, The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man, pp. 283-284)

Answer for yourself: What should this tell us? Simply that we have lost the "gnosis" or necessary knowledge today to properly understand both the "Osiris Story" as well as the "Jesus Story"; let alone recognize that our "Jesus Story" comes from Africa in the first place an have had to rely upon Rome's version of these Ancient myths which serious study will show you is unbelievable flawed when compared to the original from which it was derived.

Herodotus was told by Egyptian scribes that they had astronomical records going back 50,000 years. We cannot check these figures, but certainly the Egyptian astronomers had accurate records, going back to a remote past. Later on, Diodorus observed:

"The positions and arrangements of the stars as well as their motions have always been the subject of careful observation among the Egyptians ... they have preserved to this day the records concerning each of these stars over an incredible number of years, this subject of study, having been zealously preserved among them from ancient times, and they have also observed with the utmost avidity the motions and orbits and stoppings of the planets . . . And according to them the Chaldeans of Babylon, being colonists from Egypt, enjoy the fame which they have for their astrology because they learned that science from the priests of Egypt"(Library of History, Book I, pp. 277-279.)

The data preserved in the Great Pyramid of Egypt shows an advanced knowledge of mathematics and astronomy. This truly is a most fascinating study; possibly the most interesting study of my life. Orthodox scholars may deny this, but the evidence exists and it cannot be shouted down. As a well-informed English scholar observed:

"Our entire solar system with all its planets and moon describes a huge circle around another sun in space, viz., the star Sirius. This movement takes 25,920 years to complete and, during that time, our Sun appears to traverse through various constellations or star clusters. This was already known to the ancient from China to Mexico and from Babylon to Egypt" (George R. Goodman, "The Age of Unreason," an article in The Freethinker, Vol. LXXXV, p. 182.)

In the article cited above Mr. Goodman also discussed the relations of the large and small zodiacs. In discussing the large zodiac he noted that:

"By arbitrarily dividing that huge circle into twelve sections (or houses) they gave to each of them an appropriate sign and name and called the duration of 2,160 years an age. Twelve of these ages constitute one complete turn of our solar system around Sirius".

This next statement is of immense importance and should grab you attention.

Noting that all religious festivals, even those in Christianity, were and are based on the motions of the sun, moon, planets, and the resulting four seasons, Mr. Goodman then declared:

"But for a long time it was something of a mystery why practically all Sun-gods and most of the Christs and Messiahs should have been portrayed as having had two mothers. The answer can be found in the small zodiac. For if one draws a straight line from the zodiac's section called Virgo, going through the pivotal center to the opposite section called Pisces, one has traversed six months, which will presently be seen to dramatize not only cosmic happenings, but also man's evolutionary development".

"The ancients localized the birth of the natural man in the zodiacal house of Virgo, and that of the evolved man in the opposite house of Pisces . . . Virgo gave man his natural birth by water (all babies are born in a sac of water!) and became known as the Water-Mother. Pisces stood as the symbol of the evolved and intellectual man and was called the Fish-Mother"... No wonder then that Virgo was poeticized as the Water-Mother of the Natural man, and Pisces as the intellectual and ethically-evolved man or the god-to-be. Man's physical body is the high product of a biological evolution that actually started in the ocean water! The virgin mothers are all identified with water as symbol, and their various names, such as Meri, Mary, Myra, Myrrha, Miriam . . . On the other hand, there are the fish avatars of Vishnu (the second god of the Hindu triad), such as the Babylonian Ioannes who, like the Egyptian Horus and the Gospel Jesus, and the Hebrew Jonah (derived from Ioannes) - all came as the zodiacal Pisces or Ichthys, fish in Greek, and offered themselves as food for man while the latter is immersed in the sea of generation . . . To put it concisely in one sentence - all the various Christs and saviors were credited with two mothers, because Virgo was the watermother of the natural man and Pisces was the fishmother of the spiritually evolved or highly ethical and intellectual man. . . But the greatest unveiling of this investigation awaits the sleuth who makes use of the Julian calendar in the Roman Catholic calendar of Saints in connection with the large zodiac. He will find that the death of John the Baptist is fixed on August 29th. On that day, a specially bright star, representing the head of the constellation Aquarius, rises whilst the rest of his body is below the horizon, at exactly the same time as the sun sets in Leo (the kingly sign representing Herod). Thus the latter beheads John, because John is associated with Aquarius, and the horizon cuts off the head of Aquarius! (Goodman, The Freethinker, p. 182.)




I must in conclusion of these articles say something about the question of the historicity of Jesus Christ. Throughout my studies over these years I began with Jesus as the Jewish Messiah and ended with severe doubts to that matter as you might expect having read these articles that bring the truth to light regarding "the Christ" and the Astrology and Astronomy behind the "Jesus Story" to the surface. Orthodox Christians recognize him as a god, Unitarians as a man, and Rationalists as a myth. An English scholar, Herbert Cutner, wrote an important and informative book: Jesus: God, Man or Myth? (New York: The Truth Seeker Co., 1950). Mr. Cutner, presenting impressive evidence pro and con, finally decided, having weighed all the evidence both pro and con that Jesus was a myth. This may come as a shock to some readers as it did to me when I first came across it in Gerald Massey's lecture on The Historical Jesus and The Mythical Christ. I remember it well having tried to refute Gerald Massey, but failing completely to disprove what he said about the "historical Jesus" being a fake I finally had to bow my knee in repentance having analyzed the proofs for myself and was now was fully convinced that he was correct and that my inherited traditions about Jesus of Nazareth were incorrect. This preponderance of celestial evidence which I had uncovered revealing that the "Jesus Story" was nothing more than the personification of the Sun its path through the Zodiac and the Heavens was beyond any coincidence for any "thinking believer". The position taken by the great Egyptologist was found to be unassailable in my opinion having had two years trying to prove such evidence a falsehood. I could not and finally gave up trying. Massey looked for the "historical Jesus" in the "Jesus Story" and could not find him; neither could I. But Massey did discover another Jesus who lived in Egypt about the year 100 B.C. and met his death by crucifixion. This is as close at it gets. The interested student may study this thesis in Massey's Lectures, in G. R. S. Mead's Did Jesus Live 100 B.C.?, and also In Dr. Franz Hartman's The Life of Jehoshua: The Prophet of Nazareth (Boston: Occult Publishing Co., 1889).

I also noticed something during all my years of study. It was in the wake of the Scopes Monkey Trial and the uproar about evolution being taught in American schools that the rise of fundamentalism began to cover up the Ancient knowledge once possessed in this country as evidenced by the many good books written in the latter 1800's concerning the truth about the "Jesus" of the New Testament. I have personally in my library so many of these good books it saddens me to say that today such knowledge concerning the truth about the "Jesus Story" is harder to come by than before. Only in these latter years following the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Gnostic Library is the truth again rising slowly to the surface once again. It as if this knowledge of the truth about the "Jesus Story" from the enlightenment of Europe began to be extinguished by fundamentalist censorship in America following the early 1900's and we are blessed today to be witnessing the recovery of these long lost truths and knowledge of the Egyptian Karast and the "Christ within".

Professor Harry Elmer Barnes, historian and sociologist, after extensive study, finally announced:

"As a matter of fact, the evidence for the point of view that Jesus was actually an historic character is so slight that a considerable number of the most distinguished students of New Testament times have declared Jesus to be a mythological personage...Among the more eminent scholars and critics who have contended that Jesus was not an actual historical figure we mention Bruno Bauer, Kaithoff, Drews, Stendel, Felder, Deye, Jensen, Lublinski, Bolland, Van der Berg, Virolleaud, Couchoud, Massey, Bossi, Niemojewski, Brandes, Robertson, Mead, Whittaker, Carpenter and W. B. Smith" (Harry Elmer Barnes, The Twilight of Christianity, New York: Vanguard Press, 1929, pp. 390-391).

Robert Keable, a liberal Christian apologist, wrote a book with the title, The Great Galilean, purporting to be a life story of the Christian Christ. Mr. Keable must have drawn heavily on his imagination in order to produce this book, for he tells us right at the start that he had no historical documentation. In his own amazing words:

"No man knows sufficient of the early life of Jesus to write a biography of him. For that matter, no one knows enough for the normal Times obituary notice of a great man. If regard were had to what we should call, in correct speech, definitely historical facts, scarcely three lines would be filled".

"Moreover, if newspapers had been in existence, and if that obituary notice had had to be written in the year of his death, no editor could have found in the literature of his day so much as his name. Yet few periods of the ancient world were so well documented as the periods of Augustus and Tiberius. But no contemporary writer knew of his existence. Even a generation later, a spurious passage in Josephus, a questionable reference in Suetonius, and the mention of a name that may be his by Tacitus - that is all. His first mention in any surviving document, secular or religious, is twenty years after".

"We do not know with anything approaching historical certainty of whom he was born, or when, or where; how long he lived, or how long he labored; and the sayings which are indubitably his are a mere handful. The stories of his reputed resurrection are so contradictory and confused that it is impossible to make more than a guess at their true import. If the question of his ever having lived at all is not very seriously open to doubt, at least it has been possible for a Swedish professor within the last few months to make out a perfectly good case for the supposition that he was born a century or so before the accepted date" (Robert Keable, The Great Galilean (Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Co., 1929, p. 3.)

Orthodox Christians hold that the four Gospels of the New Testament were written by the four evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But in my studies over these last 20 years I found that beyond any doubt this cannot be so, for these four characters were not historical men and surely were not Jews. They were, in fact, the four corner signs of the zodiac which were later personified. The evidence has been presented by George R. Goodman, as follows:

"Hewn out of the stonework outside Catholic churches, one can sometimes see four curious figures which are variously described as representing the four evangelists or the four living creatures mentioned in the Apocalypse and Ezekiel. Actually, they are merely the four points of the compass, and have been adopted from the Zodiac, in which they are known as the four fixed signs, and are three months apart. They are Leo the Lion, Taurus the Bull, Aquarius the Water-Bearer and Scorpio, also known as the Eagle. According to tradition the lion represents Shem, the Lion of Judah, and the Semitic race. The Bull symbolizes Egypt and the land of Ham. Aquarius is said to represent the mythical Noah and the remnants of the Atlanteans, the Adamic race, driven by a catastrophical flood to the four quarters of the globe. And Scorpio or the Eagle, belongs to Japheth who is alleged to have traveled north, thus becoming the father of the Aryan race" (Goodman, The Freethinker, Vol. 85, p. 186).

In the eighteenth century Viscount Bolingbroke, Charles F. Dupuis, and Count Volney discussed and wrote about the myth theory of Christian origins. I have read both their books and remember the incredible revelation gained from reading theses books which are available today in repents. In the early nineteenth century this line of scholarship was continued in England by the Reverend Robert Taylor. Reverend Taylor, having himself studied as a pastor to learn such truths behind the "Jesus Story", preached sermons in which he claimed that the Christian Savior was but the personification of the Sun and that the story of his life was nothing more than the allegory of the passage of the Sun through the twelve signs of the zodiac. As a result, Reverend Taylor was called the "Devil's Chaplain" and was sentenced to two years in jail for blasphemy. Taylor was an ordained minister, a surgeon, an a graduate of Cambridge University, but this did not protect him from persecution from his repentance from his former teaching of religious lies and presenting the hidden truths behind the "Jesus Story".

One of the greatest merits of Ernest Busenbark's Symbols, Sex and the Stars, is his splendid chapter on the death and re-birth of the Sun God. For the benefit of those who are unable to consult that work I have attempted to condense it in the words of the author.









As the sun appears to recede southward in autumn, the days in the northern hemisphere become shorter and cooler, vegetation withers, fertility of the earth ceases, the sun stands lower in the sky, its warmth and brightness are diminished. Allegorically speaking, the hours and powers of Darkness are gradually winning over the powers of Light. On December 22, in north temperate latitudes, there are twice as many hours of darkness as there are of daylight. For weeks the sun has been growing weaker and weaker. Now is the culminating point, the shortest day of the year. On this day the sun reaches his farthest point southward. In Babylonian mythology this point represented the gates of the underworld, presided over by Nergal, the prince of Darkness. In the Hercules myth, it represented the arrival of the sun at the Pillars of Hercules, which marked the end of his journey. As the sun sinks below the horizon on this date, the forces of Darkness achieve their victory. But the supremacy of Darkness is quickly challenged, because the virgin goddess (Virgo) gives birth to a new sun which replaces the dead god on the following day, and a new cycle begins. For about three days the length of the day seems to remain unchanged, then it gradually lengthens. The birth of the sun was personified in Egypt by Horus, the god of light and savior of the world. On the inner walls of the holy of holies in the Temple of Luxor, the birth of Horus is depicted in a series of four scenes which are strikingly similar to Christian representations of the Annunciation and Immaculate Conception of Mary and the Birth and Adoration of Jesus (Busenbark, Symbols, Sex and The Stars, p. 116.)



For weeks after the winter solstice, the puny, newborn sun struggles against the powers of Darkness. Myths present the youngster as growing up in obscurity or concealment. But as the weeks pass, the young sun god gathers strength, rising higher and higher in the sky, his brightness increasing rapidly until on March 21, he emerges victorious. This is the day of the spring equinox, when the sun crosses the equator. It is the turning point, the day of his Passover or Crossification. Night and day are of equal length all over the world on this date, the sun rising at 6:00 a.m. and setting at 6:00 p.m. Now begins a period in which the hours of light exceed the hours of darkness, symbolized as the sun's resurrection from the Underworld (the lower signs of the zodiac) and with its regeneration, life and vegetation can continue; the young sun redeems the world from darkness. During the Aries (Lamb) age, Egyptians celebrated this season by sacrificing a lamb. Three days later they celebrated the resurrection of the young sun-god. The Jewish custom of killing the paschal lamb and celebrating the Passover is said to celebrate the Lord's passage over the houses in Egypt when he slaughtered all of the first-born children and animals of the Egyptians. There is little reason to doubt that, originally, the celebration was an ancient solar festival. With the rise of Christianity, the day and hour on which the Jews were commanded to sacrifice the lamb came to be observed as the day and hour at which Christ died on the cross, his Resurrection being celebrated on the third day following (Busenbark, Symbols, Sex and The Stars, pp. 119-120.)




On June 21, the longest day of the year, the youthful sun reaches the farthest point northward in the ecliptic. On this day the sun rises earlier and sets later than on any other day in the year. On June 21, the earth's North Pole is inclined 23-1/2 degrees toward the sun, and on December 21 this position is reversed, the North Pole then being inclined 23-1/2 degrees away from the sun. To the Babylonians the point of the summer solstice represented the gate of Nibbu, the domain of the god Anu, "the point beyond which no man can pass." It marks the very peak of the sun god's virility when he shines with maximum brilliance and heat. The culminating point is at the full moon which marks the day when the sun mates with Ishtar, the Great Mother Goddess. It also marks the beginning of the sun's decline, for having given freely of his energy to restore fertility to the earth, his powers begin to wane, that is, the length of the days soon begins to decrease. In Babylon both the marriage and the decline of Tammuz were celebrated but a few days apart. This was the significance of that statement of Gilgamesh in which he accused Ishtar of being an enchanter, a poisoner, and a sapper of virility. For his death the people of Babylon and other Chaldean cities were in the habit of mourning and fasting for forty days prior to the festival of Ishtar (Busenbark, Symbols, Sex and The Stars, pp. 120-121.)




On September 23 the powers of Light and Darkness are again on even terms (day and night being of equal length) and the sun now begins its entry into the Underworld. In Babylonian astrology this period marked the entry of the sun into the six lower signs of the zodiac and the six unlucky or unfruitful months. It was also observed by important religious ceremonies as the time of judgment, the period when men's deeds on earth were weighed in the Balance and, on the Zodiac, was symbolized by a pair of scales. At this period the Babylonians solemnly celebrated the Festival of Lights with processions of citizens carrying torches to symbolically light the passage of the dead through the Underworld . . . After the autumn equinox, the dark powers steadily increase their mastery over the sun until the final episode on December 22, when the cycle ends with the sun's death and the birth of a new sun savior. . . Here the axis and equator form a cross on which is placed the Macro-cosmic man, pierced through the heart by a spear which strikes him at an angle of 23-1/2 degrees, the exact angle of inclination of the ecliptic on December 22 and June 21 (Busenbark, Symbols, Sex and The Stars, pp. 122-124.)




In most ancient calendars the year began at the time of the Vernal Equinox, March 22. According to calculations of some astronomers, the sun rose in the sign of Aries (the ram/lamb) at this season of the year, from about 2512 to 360 B.C. It was within this period that astrology, the zodiac, and the sun god myths reached complete development, though the first zodiacal signs were charted in the sky much earlier.

As the earth makes a complete revolution every twenty-four hours, all of the twelve signs or constellations follow each other through the sky with a new one rising over the eastern horizon every two hours. And, as the earth advances in its orbit around the sun, the sun appears to rise in a different sign each month.

During the Aries Age sunrise was in Cancer at the summer solstice, in Libra at the autumn equinox, and in Capricorn at the winter solstice. This is why on our Websites I begin the "Jesus Story" with the Sun in Capricorn since following the Winter solstice we have the "birth" of the Sun anew.

Answer for yourself: Why is this necessary? This is done to reveal the allegorical birth of Jesus as well as the "Jesus Story" in the stars:

  • Several hours before sunrise on December 25, or about midnight, the sign of the Virgin, the Constellation Virgo, rose above the horizon in the east. This was the hour of the young sun god's birth.
  • The sacrificial lamb, the constellation Aries, was at the same time in the horizon with the rising of the Virgin in the east.
  • High in the western sky, in the sign of Taurus, stood Orion, which is called the star of Horus. The three bright stars in the belt of Orion were the three magi, or kings.
  • Directly across from where these 3 stars in Orion's belt point is the brightest star in the sky names Sirius which is the "birth star" that led the 3 magi to the birth of the sungod.
  • Directly across the sky from Orion is the Scorpion, which a myth says followed him, as indeed it does in the Zodiac.
  • In Taurus is the constellation of Columba, the dove, symbol of the Virgin and the Holy Ghost.
  • At the feet of the Virgin is the herdsman Bootes known as the "foster father" of Mary, the Virgin, and whom we meet as Joseph in the "Jesus Story".
  • Within the sign of Taurus there is also a small group of stars called the stable (Auriga). This is the same Stable of Augeas, which Hercules mythically cleansed as his sixth labor, and Justin Martyr proudly boasted that Christ was born on the very day when the sun takes his birth in the Stable of Augeas in the sign of the Goat (Capricorn). It also agrees with the tradition that the sun god was born in a stable or cave (caves or niches carved in the rocks being sometimes used as stables) . . .
  • In the Aries Age, Capricorn was followed in January by the sign of Aquarius. The principal festival now marking this period is Epiphany, commemorating Christ's baptism and assumption of the Holy Spirit. It is the essence of symbolism that like qualities go together; therefore, when we read that the baptism of Christ by John the Baptist occurred on January 6, the event falls just where we should expect to find it, in Aquarius, the Waterman. January 6 was observed in Egypt as the day of Nibs, when the water was said to be at its purest. Epiphanius wrote that this was the season when water was withdrawn from the river and stored not only in Egypt but in many other countries. In some places springs and rivers were said to turn into wine on this day. From this tradition a myth developed to the effect that Bacchus (Dionysus) turned water into wine at this very time of year; and, by one of those "coincidences" which are to be found so frequently in the Scriptures, the turning of water into wine at the marriage in Cana was the first miracle of Jesus. Two centuries after Epiphanius, Chrysostom commanded that the water be blessed and drawn from the rivers at the baptismal feast. In Roman Catholic communities priests still bestow blessings on rivers and other bodies of water at this season of the year, the practice doubtless being derived from the ancient Egyptian custom (Busenbark, Symbols, Sex and The Stars, pp. 125-127.)

Answer for yourself: Do you see the Nativity, the very origin of Jesus in the stars above? This is where it began but of course in Ancient times the name was different.

We have heard people say that since historical events are dated B.C. and A.C. or A.D., then there must have been an historical Jesus. Of course, this chronological scheme proves no such thing. Unitarians have eliminated the miraculous elements in the Gospel and then proceeded to accept the rest of narrative as ground for the biography of the man Jesus. This is entirely uncritical. In the words of Massey:

"The worst foes of the truth have ever been, and still are, the rationalizers of the Mythos, such as the Unitarians. They have assumed the human history as the starting point, and accepted the existence of a personal founder of Christianity as the one initial and fundamental fact. They have done their best to humanize the divinity of the Mythos, by discharging the supernatural and miraculous element, in order that the narrative might be accepted as history. Thus they have lost the battle from the beginning, by fighting it on the wrong ground" (Massey, Lectures, p. 23)

The birth of Jesus Christ has been set at Christmas and his death and resurrection at Easter. But up to the fourth century, the birth of the Christian Savior was celebrated on the sixth of January.

Answer for yourself: Why was the date for the birth of the Christian Savior changed?

The reason why it was changed to December 25 was as follows:

"Certain it is that the winter solstice, which ancients assigned to the twenty-fifth of December, was celebrated in antiquity as the birthday of the Sun, and that festal lights or fires were kindled on this joyful occasion. Our Christmas festival is nothing but a continuation under a Christian name of this old solar festivity; for the ecclesiastical authorities saw fit, about the end of the third or the beginning of the fourth century arbitrarily to transfer the nativity of Christ from the sixth of January to the twenty-fifth of December, for the purpose of diverting to their Lord the worship which the heathen had hitherto paid on that day to the sun" (Frazer, The New Golden Bough, p. 722.)

Everyone knows that Easter is a roving date in the calendar, since it is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox (the beginning of Spring). Easter, therefore, cannot be the date of the death of any historical personage since it changes year to year.

Answer for yourself: Is there a connection between these two opposing dates for the crucifixion of Jesus and Astronomy? Two dates are given in the New Testament for the time of the crucifixion, namely: the 14th and 15th of the month of Nisan.

Answer for yourself: How do we know that? Simply because the Synoptic Gospels and the Gospel of John has the crucifixion on two different days!

Answer for yourself: Why this discrepancy? The true explanation was given by the famed Egyptologist Gerald Massey once again:

"The Synoptics say that Jesus was crucified on the 15th of the month of Nisan. John affirms that it was on the 14th of the month. This serious rift runs through the very foundation! As human history it cannot be explained. But there is an explanation possibly, which, if accepted proves the Mythos. The crucifixion (or Crossing of the Sun of the Spring Equinox) was, and still is, determined by the full moon of Easter. This, in the lunar reckoning, would be on the 14th in a month of twenty-eight days; in the solar month of thirty days it was reckoned to occur on the 15th of the month. Both unite, and the rift closes in proving the Crucifixion to have been astronomical, just as it was in Egypt, where the two dates can be identified" (Massey, Lectures, p. 6.)

Answer for yourself: Having see that the whole story of the crucifixion of Jesus is not historical but Astronomical then what does that mean to the Christian who is trusting in Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection for his Salvation? Well I had to face the same question and found the answers for myself in the message of Judaism: repentance for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. Learning of my true Covenant with the Creator and the Laws and requirements given my as found in Judaism today then in repentance I turned to the true God now devoid of the false "Osiris" and false godman whom I now saw was not historical but mythical.

Upon trying to disprove these scholars that I was reading when involved in the studies of my "Jewish Roots" and the roads traveled in such studies I finally had to admit I could not disprove them and finally bowed my knee to the overwhelming evidence that I was uncovering that was proving to me beyond any doubt that the "Jesus Story" is found in the movement of the celestial orbs in the Heavens and from such observations of the Ancients, which were later personified in the stories of "Osiris, Horus, Dionysus, Adonis, Attis, Krishna, Mithra, and Jesus". In other words all of these "Crucified Saviors" come from the movement of the Sun as it moves past the intersection of the earth's equator and the celestial orbit of the earth around the Sun when these celestial movements were later "personified".

It is the tradition among orthodox Christians that Jesus Christ was buried on Good Friday and arose from the tomb on Easter Sunday. There are no historical data for this belief.

Godfrey Higgins in his two volume set entitled Anacalypsis states:

The Gospels all agree that Jesus rose on the Sunday morning, and pointedly and unnecessarily, unless there was a particular meaning intended to be conveyed say very early before daylight. But the tradition is, that he rose the moment after midnight of the second day. At Rome, at some of the churches, the ceremonies begin at this time, and in Syria, in commemoration of the resurrection of Adonis; and now in the same place and at that same time, the ceremonies of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begin to be celebrated..."The history of the sun, I repeat, is the history of Jesus Christ. The sun is born on the 25th of December (Winter solstice), the birthday of Jesus Christ. The first and greatest of the labors of Jesus Christ is his victory over the serpent, the evil principle, or the devil. In his first labor Hercules strangled the serpent, as did Krishna, Bacchus, etc. This is the sun triumphing over the powers of hell and darkness; and, as he increases, he prevails, till he is crucified in the heavens, or is intersected in the form of a cross (according to Justin Martyr) when he passes the equator at the vernal equinox...The twelve labors of Hercules are his labors in passing through the signs of the zodiac, which are so similar to the history of Jesus Christ, as to induce the revered, pious, and orthodox Parkhurst to declare them types of what the real Savior was to do and suffer. These celestial images are what induced the learned Alphonso the Great to declare, that the whole history of Jesus Christ might be read in the stars" (Anacalypsis, Vol. II, pp. 143-145.)

Historical Christianity is based on the four Gospels. These works were supposedly written by the four Evangelists: (2) Mark, (2) Matthew, (3) Luke, and (4) John. The Gospel of John has no value as an historical document. It was written as an interpretation of the mission of Jesus in terms of Hellenistic metaphysics and Alexandrine theology. The other three Gospels are called the Synoptics, because they are a synopsis of an earlier source document. These three Gospels were written, according to church tradition, sometime between 65 and 95 A.D. E. Again according to Church tradition the Gospel of Mark, it seems, appeared between 65 and 70 A.D.; Matthew between 70 and 75 AD.; and Luke between 78 and 93 A.D. None of these writings have any historical value, and their supposed authors never existed. The four Evangelists, Matthew, Luke, John and Mark were myth duplicates of the four Sons of Horus of ancient Egypt. These were Amset, Tuamutef, Gebhsennuf and Hapi. They were the four corner constellations of the Zodiac. So the four so-called gospel writers were just as mythical as were their writings. God mythology cannot be transmuted into bad history (John G. Jackson, Christianity Before Christ, p. 198-200).

What amazed me in my studies during the early years is that in reading the Gospel accounts of the early life and ministry of Jesus, I found nothing of any certainty was known about his birth, childhood, and early manhood. The Mark Gospel and that of St. John say nothing of a virgin birth but start their story with the ministry of Jesus. The Gospels of Luke and Matthew deal with the early years of the Savior, and the writers disagree with each other in so many instances as to make their accounts of no historical value. Neither story appeared before 100 A.D. and the first quote or mention of a Gospel by names occurs after 170 A.D. by the pen of Irenaeus, and it is not known who wrote them. Two birthplaces are given for the Lord Jesus, Bethlehem and Nazareth. Bethlehem was situated in Judea, about five miles south of Jerusalem. Nazareth is a considerable distance north of Jerusalem. Since nobody can be born in two places, then either one or both accounts are false. As if that is not enough archeologists today teach us that Nazareth was not even built as a city in the time period allotted for the life of Jesus.

The writer of the Gospel of Matthew said that Jesus was born in a house, but according to Luke his first birthplace was a stable. Another tradition told of his birth in a cave. The cave story is obviously mythological and so is that about the stable. The Egyptologist, Sir Arthur Weigall, was a member of the Church of England and firmly believed in the historicity of Jesus, but he was compelled to admit that the Markan and Lukan stories of the birth of the Savior were mythological, for he declared that:

"Firstly, as regards the cave; the cave shown at Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus was actually a rock shrine in which the god Tammuz or Adonis was worshipped as the early Christian Father, Jerome tells us; and its adoption as the scene of the birth of our Lord was one of those frequent instances of the taking over by Christians of a pagan sacred site. The propriety of this appropriation was increased by the fact that the worship of a god in a cave was a commonplace in paganism: Apollo, Cybele, Demeter, Herakles, Hermes, Mithra and Poseidon were all adored in caves; Hermes, the Greek Logos, being actually born of Maia in a cave, and Mithra being rock-born"... "Then as regards the stable: St. Luke says that when the child was born Mary wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger (phatne), that is to say a rough trough, like the Greek liknon, which was a sort of basket used either for hay or as an actual cradle, somewhat as the manger is represented in Botticelli's picture of the Nativity. The author of the Gospel of St. Luke, however, was here drawing upon Greek mythology; for the god Hermes was wrapped in swaddling clothes when he was born and placed in a liknon, or manger-basket. So also was the god Dionysus, who in Bithynia, gave his name to the month beginning at our Christmas, and who. . .was closely related to the popular conception of Jesus" (Weigall, The Paganism in our Christianity, pp. 51-52.)

As we have seen, December 25th, Christmas Day, could not have been the birthday of an historical Jesus. This has been conceded by many eminent Christian scholars. Again I cite Weigall:

"I may add that the time of the year of which Jesus was born is completely unknown, the date of our Christmas Day, December 25th, having been adopted by the Church only in the Fourth Century A.D., this being the traditional date of the birth of the sun-god... Nothing, in fact, is known historically, about the early years of our Lord. All that can be said is that He was the son of a carpenter named Joseph and of his wife, probably called Mary, who seem to have lived at Nazareth, or the neighboring hamlet of Bethlehem"

"These two had at least seven children, there being five sons - Jesus, James, Joses, Judas and Simon, and two or more daughters whose names are not known; and we may therefore picture our Lord as growing up with his brothers and sisters in the usual rough manner of a middle-class native household, but gradually detaching Himself from them as his religious consciousness developed" (Weigall, The Paganism in our Christianity, pp. 53-54.)

In the supposed biographies of Jesus in the Bible only the early and late years of his life could be discussed because there was a blank period of eighteen years between the ages of twelve and thirty. Most Christian writers don't even mention it since any explanation of it would be pure speculation from their viewpoint. We have been informed that Jesus Christ was crucified and that he afterwards rose from the dead and finally ascended to heaven. The Christian Father Irenaeus wrote a book, Against Heresies, about 180 A.D., and in this work he mentioned that there were in his day Christians who denied that Jesus was crucified. They claimed that Jesus metamorphosed himself and that Simon of Cyrene took his place on the cross. As for Jesus, he lived on for many years and died as an old man. Some scholars have regarded this story as a forgery. But this is hard to believe. As an English authority remarked:

"It is quite impossible to imagine a Christian forger would have deliberately inserted a statement to the effect that Jesus died an old man with the Divine Authority of the Gospels against him. On the other hand, one can easily imagine that a forger, horrified at the statement of Irenaeus, thought it better served the Faith to add a sentence of his own that the Christ was crucified by Pontius Pilate" (Cutner, Jesus - God, Man or Myth?, p. 102.)

It is in the statements like this from the pens of my Church Fathers that I was spurred on to even deeper studies in order to find the "truth" about the "Jesus Story" since obviously I was learning that you cannot believe what these Church Fathers wrote or said for the most part since it became obvious to me that they had an anti-Jewish agenda.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus has been shown as carrying the cross on the way to the crucifixion, while in the Synoptics the cross-bearer was Simon of Cyrene:

  • According to Mark, Jesus was crucified at the third-hour (9:00 a.m.),
  • According to Luke, it was the sixth hour (12:00 noon),
  • According to John he states that at noontime Jesus had not yet been sentenced to death, so it must have been later that day.

Answer for yourself: What are we to believe if anything with supposed infallible and inerrant writings like these? In dealing with the Gospel Myths, in a scholarly study J. M. Robertson wrote a passage both brief and brilliant on the cross-bearing by Simon of Cyrene. Since this great work is now out of print, I cite in full the section to which I refer:

Another item in the gospel story can with some degree of probability be traced to an artistic representation of a pagan myth. One of the subsidiary labors of Hercules was the setting up of two pillars at Gades (Cadiz) to mark the boundaries of Europe and Libya. Here the cult of Herakies combines with that of his Phoenician double, the Sun-God Melkarth, worshipped at Gades, of whose mythos the Samson legend in the Hebrew Bible is a variant. The two pillars (represented in the Hebrew as in the Phoenician temples), are simply ancient symbol-limits of the course of the sun in the heavens; and, as usual we have a variety of legends in the different mythologies to explain them. In the Samson legend they occur twice, figuring as the gateposts of Gaza, which the hero carries off; in another as the two pillars of the Philistine hall, between which the shorn and blinded hero sits in his captivity; Samson here being the winter sun, weak and rayless; at the end, of course, and therefore touching at least one pillar (as the personified sun at the end of his solar year). Now just as Samson in one story carries the pillars, so did Herakles, as became his strength, carry his pillars to their places; even as in the Tyrian form of the legend he dies at the very place where he has set them up (the sun dies at the very place in the Heavens that he renews his cycle and path yearly). And in ancient art he was actually represented carrying the two pillars in such a way under his arms that they formed exactly a cross. Here, perhaps, we have the origin of the myth of Jesus carrying his own cross to the place of execution. Christian art has always represented him as staggering under the load, as even Herakies stoops with the weight of his columns. Singularly enough, the three synoptics substitute for Jesus as cross-bearer one Simon, a man of Cyrene, coming from the country - a way of suggesting perhaps, that he was strong. Cyrene is in Libya, the legendary scene of the pillar-carrying of Herakles; and in Palestine Simon, Semo or Sem, was actually a Godname, representing the ancient Sun-God Semesh, identified with Baal, with whose mythus that of Samson unquestionably connects. And the God Semo or Simon was especially worshipped in Samaria. That district, lying between Galilee and Judea, must at an early period have tended to affect the Jesuist legend; and in the third and fourth gospels, the Founder visits the region and wins converts in it. What more likely than a representation of the Sun-Hero Simon (so recognized by the many Jews settled in Greek-speaking countries), carrying his pillars crosswise, should come to figure as that of a man Simon carrying a cross? The two versions of the cross-bearing satisfy us that the story is a myth: is any hypothesis more probable than that Simon the Cyrenian's task is a variant of that of the Cyrenian Simon-Herakles?" (Roberson, Christianity and Mythology, pp. 368-369.)

The mother of Jesus, according to John, was a spectator of the Crucifixion, but this was not so if we believe the other Evangelists, who, however, named Magdalene as being among those present.

Answer for yourself: In what year was Jesus allegedly crucified? According to holy writ it occurred during the rule of Pontius Pilate and when Caiaphas was a High Priest of the Jews; or anytime between 26 and 36 A.D. One hundred so-called Christian authorities attempted to name the year in which Christ was crucified; twenty-three gave the year 29, eighteen said the year 30 was correct, nine gave the year 31, seven settled for the year 32, thirty-seven concluded that the year 33 was right, and six stood up for 36 A.D.

The glaring contradictions of the story of the Resurrection have to be read to be appreciated:

  • If we follow John, Mary Magdalene was the lone visitor to the tomb on the first Easter morn.
  • Matthew said that Mary Magdalene was accompanied by the other Mary.
  • Mark names Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome.
  • Luke asserted that it was Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James, Joanna, and some other women.
  • These women, stated Mark, came at sunrise, but John said that they arrived when it was not dark.
  • When these pilgrims arrived the tomb was closed according to Matthew, but open if we consult Luke, who stated that the stone covering the tomb had been rolled away.
  • The women met an angel, if we listen to Matthew; Mark said they saw a young man;
  • Luke recorded two men; and John asserted that the women observed two angels.

Answer for yourself: Cannot God get this inspired and infallible story correct? Well on second thought maybe it is not inspired at all.

Walter Cassels in his scholarly study Supernatural Religion, studied the Resurrection narratives in detail and then concluded that since there were no witnesses to this alleged event then we must dismiss it as being an historical happening. If there was no crucifixion and no resurrection, then there was also no ascension. It stands to reason that if the whole thing was Astronomical then it was not historical! This has caused considerable embarrassment to educated and intelligent Christians when they are exposed to the Astronomical "Jesus Story".




The religions of the world may be divided into two main types: namely, the natural and the supernatural, or Atheistic and theistic. The great Western cults such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are theistic, since they are founded on the belief in a personal god. The great Eastern cults such as Buddhism, Confucianism, and Theosophy are considered by some as Atheistic religions, since they are not based on the belief in a personal god. The theological god is personal, whereas the metaphysical god is nonpersonal. Many educated people in the Western World today are turning back to the wisdom of the ancients, who believed in a Great God who was not anthropomorphic but just a name for the Universe, the All in All which has neither beginning nor end. The Minor gods were symbols of the laws and forces of Nature. Such ideas are embraced in the African Traditional Religion and in the most advanced type of religion in the Western World, which has been called by the Rev. Professor Thomas Altizer and the Rev. Dr. Paul Van Buren, Christian Atheism. Atheists have been popularly considered as anti-religious people. But many Atheists are and have been Spiritualists and Theosophists, and are not these people religious? I learned long ago that just because someone studies hard and for a long time to uncover the truths behind the "Jesus Story" and no longer considers himself a believer in the "traditional Christian Jesus" does not mean he does not believe in the First Cause or the Creator whom most call God. Many would classify such a one as an "atheist" but such is a narrow view on the whole subject. We must be careful of the labels pinned on advanced thinkers by traditional tunnel-visioned Roman Christianity. Madam Alexandra David Ned lived for many years among the mystics of Tibet. From a Christian viewpoint these people are Atheists, but they certainly are not without religion. Madam David-Neel has said that:

"To present to Westerners a perfectly clear and complete idea of the mysticism of the Tibetans is almost impossible.. . In the West a mystic is a devout person - of a very superior type, granted, but always essentially a believer, the worshiper of a god. On the contrary, the Tibetan mystic will probably be regarded by many Occidentals as an Atheist. If we call him by such a name, however, we must guard against attributing to the term those feelings and ideas which it connotes in Western lands. In countries under Christian influence the Atheist for centuries past has been a rare exception, a kind of demonical character appearing in the flock of faithful believers. Even in these days he appears before the imagination of many as a rebel confronting Faith and Religion in a theatrical attitude of denial and challenge. There is nothing like this in Tibet, where the idea of a supreme personal God has never held sway" (Alexandra David-Neel, Initiations and Initiates of Tibet, pp. 11-12.)

Professor John S. Mbiti is an authority on African religions, and he tells us that:

"As far as is known, there are no images or physical representations of God by African peoples: this being one clear indication that they consider him to be a Spiritual Being. The fact that He is invisible also leads many to visualize Him as spiritual rather than physical. One of the most explicit descriptions of God as Spirit occurs in a traditional Pygmy hymn which says:

  • In the beginning was God
  • Today is God
  • Tomorrow will be God.
  • Who can make an image of God?
  • He has no body.
  • He is a word, which comes out of your mouth.
  • That word! It is no more,
  • It is past, and still it lives! So is God.

"In a Shona traditional hymn God is addressed as the Great Spirit who piles up rocks to make mountains, causes branches to grow and gives rain to mankind. Thus, God is pictured as an active and creative Spirit. It is particularly as Spirit that God is incomprehensible. So the Ashanti rightly refers to him as the fathomless Spirit, since no human mind can measure Him, no intellect comprehend or grasp him . . . So God confronts men as the mysterious and incomprehensible and beyond human vocabulary. This is part of the essential nature of God" (John S. Mbiti, African Religions and Philosophy, pp. 44-45.)

The god of the theologians is personal; the god of the philosophers is non-personal. This difference, not being apparent to many people, has caused a considerable confusion of thought. Many Christians denounce Paganism as false religion. If this is correct, then Christianity is also false, for it is of pagan origin, and if one is not true, then neither is the other. Outstanding thinkers such as the philosopher, Spinoza; the astronomer, Professor Fred Hoyle; and the Egyptologist, Dr. Margaret Murray, have said that god is just another name for nature, or the Universe( the Invisible Intelligent Creative Energy of the Cosmos from Whom all come and all return).

These ideas are not exactly new, for a great French scholar expressed some of them in the late eighteenth century. I refer to Charles Francis Dupuis. This scholar wrote voluminously, but a good one-volume edition of his best writings was published under the title Dupuis' Explanation of an Apocalyptical Work, translated by Gilbert Vale. On god and his worship Dupuis wrote as follows:

"The word God appears destined to express the universal and eternally active force which gives motion to everything in nature, according to the laws of a constant and admirable harmony which develops itself in the different forms taken by organized matter, which intermingles with everything animates everything, and which seems to be one unallied in its infinitely varied modifications, and to belong but to itself. Such is the living force which the universe, or that regular assemblage of all bodies, which an eternal chain links together, encloses within itself, and which a perpetual motion majestically impels in the bosom of boundless space and time. It is in this vast and marvelous ensemble that man, from the moment he wished to reason upon the causes of his existence and of his preservation, as well as upon those of the various effects which are born and destroy themselves around him, ought first to have placed that sovereignly cause, which makes everything spring forth, and in the bosom of which everything reenters again to return out of it, by a succession of new generations and under different forms"...

"Behold, the great God, the first, or rather, the only God, which has manifested himself to man through the veil of the matter he animates, and which forms the immense body of the Divinity. Such is the sense of the sublime inscription of the temple of Sais: "I am all which has been, all which is, all which shall be, and no mortal has yet raised the veil which covers me. . .He who sees the world sees God, as much as man can see him; as he who sees the body of a man and his movements, sees the man as much as he can be seen, though the principle of his movements, of his life, and of his intelligence remains concealed under the envelope that the hand touches and that the eye perceives. It is the same with the sacred body of the Divinity or the Universe - God" (The Universe: God and His Worship, pp. 1-4.)

John G. Jackson, in his Christianity Before Christ gives a very concise account on the worship rendered to nature Dupuis expressed himself thusly:

"It is no longer by reasoning that we will endeavor to prove that the universe and its parts considered as so many portions of the Great Cause or Great Being, ought to have attracted the attention and the homage of mortals. It is by facts and by an abstract of the religious history of all nations that we are enabled to demonstrate that what ought to have been, has effectively been, and that all mankind of every country from the most remote antiquity, have had no other gods than the natural gods, that is today the world and the moon, the planets, the fixed stars, the elements, and in general everything bearing the characteristic of cause and perpetuity in nature.. . Cheremon and the most learned priests of Egypt were persuaded, the same as Pliny, that nothing except the world, or except the visible cause, ought to be admitted, and they supported their opinion by that of the most ancient Egyptians who only recognized, they say, four gods, the sun, the moon, the planets, the stars comprising the zodiac, and all those which, by their rising or setting mark the division of the signs, their interior subdivisions, the horoscope and the stars which preside over it, and which they name the powerful chiefs of heaven. They affirmed, that the Egyptians, considering the sun as a great God, the architect and moderator of the universe, explained not only the fable of Osiris, but moreover all their other religious fables generally by the stars and the play of their motions, by their apparition, their disapparition; by the phases of the moon, by the increase or the diminution of its light, by the progressive march of the sun, by the division of the heavens and of time into their two great parts, the one belonging to the day, the other to the night, by the Nile; in short, by the action of physical causes. They are said to be the gods-sovereign, arbiters of fate, that our fathers have honored with sacrifices, and to whom they have raised images... It was in honor of the orb which gives us light, that they built the town of the sun, or Heliopolis, and a temple in which they placed the statue of this god. It was a gift, and represented a beardless young man, with his arm raised, a whip in his right hand, in the attitude of a charioteer; in his left hand were the thunder bolts and ears of corn. It was thus they designated the power, and altogether the beneficence of the god who lights the fires of the thunder, and who yields that which makes the harvest spring up and ripen. . . In short, the world, in the Egyptian system, was regarded as a great Divinity, composed of the assemblage of a crowd of gods, or partial causes, who were nothing else than the diverse members of the great body called the World or the Universe-God"....

"The Ethiopians, progenitors of the Egyptians, placed in a burning climate, did not less adore the Divinity of the sun, and above all that of the moon, who presided over the nights, and whose wild freshness made them forget the scorching heat of the day. All of the Africans sacrificed to these two great divinities. It was in Ethiopia that was found the famous table of the sun. The Ethiopians who dwelt above Meroë admitted gods eternal and of an incorruptible nature, says Diodorus, such as the sun, the moon, and the whole universe" (Universality of the Worship Rendered to Nature, pp. 1-4.)

Of the animated and intelligent universe, we read:

"It is right to consider in the universe all the affinities under which the ancients have considered it. They were very far from seeing in the world a machine without life and without intelligence, moved by a blind and necessary force. The greatest and soundest part of the philosophers thought that the universe eminently contained the principle of life and motion which nature had placed in themselves, because it existed eternally in nature, as in the abundant and teeming source, the results of which vivified and animated everything possessing life and intelligence. . . Men believed that the universe lived like man and like the other animals, or rather that those only lived because the universe, essentially animated, communicated to them for some instants an infinitely small portion of its eternal life which it poured into the gross and inert matter of the sublunary bodies. Did it withdraw that portion from them, the man and the animal died, and the universe alone, always living, circulated, by its perpetual motion, around the remains of their bodies, and organized new beings". (pp. 1-2.)

"Cleanthes, who looked upon the universe as God, or as the universal and unproduced cause of all effects, gave to the world a soul and an intelligence, and it was to that intelligent soul that properly belonged the Divinity. God, according to him, established his principal seat in the ethereal substance, in that subtle and luminous element which circulates around the firmament, and which thence impregnates all the stars, who thus share the divine nature". (p. 3.)

"Thus, the universe is one vast body, moved by one soul, governed and guided by one intelligence which have one extent, and which acts in all its parts, that is to say, in everything which exists, since nothing exists out of the universe, which is the assemblage of all things". (p. 4.)

"The universe was then a unique God, composed of the assemblage of a crowd of gods, which concurred as partial causes in the total action, it exercises itself in itself and upon itself. Thus formed itself that great administration, one only in its wisdom and in its primitive force, but multiplied ad infinitum in its secondary agents, called gods, angels, genie, etc., and with which men believed they could treat as they treated with the ministers and the agents of human administrations". (p. 13.)

Count Volney, who based The Ruins of Empires on the research Dupuis, concluded that both civilization and religion originated among the African Ethiopians. In referring to the ancient kingdom of Ethiopia, Volney observed that:

"There a people, now forgotten, discovered, while others were yet barbarians, the elements of the arts and sciences. A race of men, now rejected from society for their sable skin and frizzled hair, founded on the study of the laws of nature, those civil and religious systems which still govern the universe". (The Ruins of Empires, pp. 16-17.)

Peter Eckler in the publisher's preface to the work cited above commented as follows:

"A voluminous note, in which standard authorities are cited, seems to prove that this statement is substantially correct, and that we are in reality indebted to the ancient Ethiopians, to the fervid imagination of the persecuted and despised Negro, for the various religious systems now so highly revered by the different branches of both the Semitic and Aryan races. This fact, which is so frequently referred to in Mr. Volney's writings, may perhaps solve the questions as to the origin of all religions, and may even suggest a solution to the secret so long concealed beneath the flat nose, thick lips, and Negro features of the Egyptian Sphinx. It may also confirm that statement of Diodorus, that, "The Ethiopians conceive themselves as the inventors of divine worship, of festivals, of solemn assemblies, of sacrifices, and of every other religious practice."

"That an imaginative and superstitious race of black men should have invented and founded, in the dim obscurity of past ages, a system of religious belief that still enthralls the minds and clouds the intellects of the leading representatives of modern theology - that still clings to the thoughts, and tinges with its potential influences the literature and faith of the civilized and cultured nations of Europe and America, is indeed a strange illustration of the mad caprice of destiny, of the insignificant and apparently trivial causes that often produce the most grave and momentous results". (Volney, The Ruins of Empires, pp. iii and iv.)

The conclusions of Count Volney were subsequently confirmed by Professor A. H. L. Heeren, General J. G. R. Forlong, Gerald Massey, Dr. Albert Churchward, and Lady Flora Lugard. The Ethiopian contributions to culture and mythology were best stated by the Scottish anthropologist, General J. G. R. Forlong, whom we cite:

"It was undoubtedly Kushites who rendered possible the Aryan advance, and who played the part of a civilizing Rome thousands of years before Rome's birth. It was their vast mythology and strange legends that passed as Lord Bacon wrote, "like light air into the flutes of Grecians, there to be modulated as best suited Grecian fancies. Indeed, it is manifest from many old writings, that it was their tales, myths, traditions and histories that lay at the base of the Western World's thought and legendary lore. These so impressed all subsequent races and entered so deeply and minutely into all Aryan mythologies that many writers now think Aryans can only claim to have added to the superstructure and complexion of Ethiopian myths and mythical history; and let us remember that active Aryan life and mythologies began at least 3000 years B.C. when high Asia...becoming too cramped for this race, they were pressing southward to India and Ariana and to the west generally. Then and there must Aryans have met with Ethiopian civilization, as did Semites, when these began to group themselves into nations about a thousand years later, or say 2000 B.C. They were all builders on old Kushite foundations" (J. G. R. Forlong, Rivers of Life, London: Bernard Quaritch, 1883, Vol. II, pp. 403-404.)

Answer for yourself: So what have we seen in these summaries of my thoughts on Jesus?

It all began in Africa with the acute observations of God's Heavens and the movements of celestial orbs in the Garden of God from which over time patterns and cycles were observed and those among primitive mankind extrapolated from them "Divine Truths" that were later personified into myths, legends, and traditions that captured for all Eternity this Divine message from the One Creator and God to all mankind. These messages observed in movements of the Sun, Moon, and Constellations were confirmed by a second voice from this same God in the Ancient's observations and witness of Nature and her laws which were seem to parallel the same Laws operating in the Heavens above. God was saying the same things and early mankind reasoned it as such. These Laws expressing cycles and patterns and Divine Order of the Cosmos was understood by man not only as a paradigm for his existence but a plan for his life both ethically and morally. These Laws and patterns and cycles found expression in the personification of these forces as found in myths and legends of "gods" and "goddesses" which in reality were but forces and powers that expressed the benevolence and love of the Creator for His children whom He has fashioned in His image. Over time sadly the allegorical understanding of the working of the Cosmos became "literalized" and in so doing the beautiful truths once held by the Spiritual Masters of Egypt and Africa was lost. One only has to do a little study into sacred geometry in Egypt to see the unbelievable wisdom and knowledge possessed by these Ancients. Summarizing all that has been said I believe with all my heart that we must return to our "African and Jewish roots" in the wake of Roman literalized Christianity and the transfiguration of the Gnostic Christ into a historical Jesus of Nazareth which as you are beginning to see never existed. Sometimes we have to "unlearn" in order to "learn". This is hard but necessary.

An impartial study of History will show you, as it did me, that there is not a shred of legitimate historical evidence anywhere that the "Jesus Story" originated as the biography of a man named Jesus, and quite a lot of evidence that it did not. Outside of this one forged book, the Roman Bible and the New Testament, there exists not one piece of unforged or unadulterated evidence for the historical existence of this man from Galilee. An impersonal through study of Comparative Religions will reveal to you, as it did me, that the basic plot of the "Jesus Story", from beginning to end, including the motif of a crucified savior, already existed in many other religions thousands of years prior to the alleged time of the assumed Jesus and if you continue such dedicated studies into Astronomy and Solar Mythology you will find that beyond any doubt the "Jesus Story" is nothing more than an allegory for what would naturally be the oldest and most important story humans would notice and write down, that of the annual passage of the seasons of the year and the path of the Sun through the celestial sphere and the 12 Houses of the Zodiac during the year. If you study you will find as I did that the personification of the Sun through the sky as found in the story of ancient solar and lunar gods follow in chronological procession through the year the exact chronology of the "Jesus Story" when personified from Matthew chapter 1 through then end of the book. This kind of evidence may be denied but cannot be disproved!

As an educated man to believe that this is but "coincidence" stretches belief beyond limits of sanity. Besides any serious study of Egypt will show you that this "Jesus Story" existed on 2 levels: the Mystical and the Mythical....only later will Rome come and reinterpret these Divine Truths and forge them into a Historical time line with a fictitious person and in so doing destroy the Ancient truths and Divine Revelation given the Ancients who first developed these "religious doctrines" in the first place. So when you see this, and I mean all of this, then there is no room for a "Historical Jesus". Due to the preconditioning of a Jesus-centric faith into which we are born I have found it necessary to begin teaching these "Divine Truths" of ethics and morality that is found in the "mind of Christ" through the vehicle of this "Historical Jesus" and in so doing slowly begin to widen the scope of the reader's learning and gradually introduce him to these other concepts and origins of the "Mystical and Mythical" Christ and slowly expose the Historical Jesus for what he is; namely, just an allegory which was later literalized and forged in Rome's New Testament in their grand scheme of replacement religion. So Egypt is destroyed today but her children and her truths live among her children, the Jewish nation and Biblical and Rabbinic Judaism. For me if you want to find the Messiah and come to learn of the mind of such a one like whom this Jesus was to be then we must begin to look at Biblical Judaism and the place of the non-Jewish Godfearer within it for only in Judaism do we find Egypt's wonderful legacy and do we find "the mind of Egyptian Karast (Krst)" who is the original Christ, and it is there today that the Egyptian mysteries were continued by the early Jewish gnostic "Christians" and the authentic Paul who only wrote 7 epistles. The rest of the Pauline corpus is forged in his name by Rome in their anti-gnostic purge of the world's truth and the transfiguration of the Gnostic Christ into the Historical Jesus. The Christianity of the Ancients is not the Christianity of Rome today. I pray and hope that your studies not only show you this but convinces you as they did me that these metaphysical concepts coming down through recorded history from Egypt and later into Judaism were destroyed when "literalized" and "Christianized" in Rome. It it time we return to the "faith once given" to the Saints and it is not Gentile Roman Christianity as I have found; a sad confession to make by an Ordained Pastor of an apostate faith. Bet Emet Ministries is my repentance.



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